I had big plans to do a birth announcement post with all of Cliff’s birth photos and newborn ones but the God’s honest truth is that Will unloaded the pictures form the big camera to his computer and there simply hasn’t been a long enough moment where he isn’t working or I’m not drowning in new mom of two life to get them. It will happen, but for now here is what life looked like during his first month. Leona was with us until day 4 when she got to go on a mini vacation to her grandparents for a week. It worked out really well and we got to soak in his sweetness the same way we did with Leona and learn his needs (choking from reflux was very scary!) and I got to rest up a bit. Will took care of me like it was his job and made the transition so smooth. Grateful for him every day. Even if he smiles while I’m pushing babies out without pain meds. He’s excited to be with us and it really makes every day special, no matter how hard the day has been.
Four things I never want to forget about his first month are:
- How calm and gentle he is compared to his sister’s newborn stage. He rarely cried unless he was hungry.
- The hours of relaxation and cuddles with him and Will. We relaxed and ate good food and watched lots of tiny house shows. He slept on me for hours and hours only opening his eyes to look into mine or at the blinds if I wasn’t near or to tell me he was hungry, but he never demanded, just nudged.
- His sweet smell. Seriously, can someone invent a way to bottle your newborns smell?
- Laying in bed with him. Especially the first night. I love the confidence I quickly gained back hours into his being earthside because I spent months nervous I wouldn’t know how to care for a tiny baby anymore. Taking care of someone’s life is so empowering and I’m grateful he chose me for the job.
So in no particular order, here is a glimpse at our magical 1st month with Mr.Cliff from the lens of my iPhone.